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  • PHOTO: Building a new road
  • 9-year-old killed in Meade County wreck

    A 9-year-old boy was killed Tuesday when the car he was a passenger in left Ky. 228 near Battletown and overturned.

    Sarah Lewis, 34, was driving a 2002 Chevy Blazer when the vehicle left the south side of the roadway, according to a news release from the Meade County Sheriff’s Office.

    Lewis and her son, Joseph, were ejected from the vehicle. According to the release, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Former LaRue sheriff's deputy indicted

    A former LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy was indicted this week on theft and tampering charges.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Joshua Matthew Darst, 31, recovered a stolen motorcycle during the course of an investigation but kept it as his own. He altered the motorcycle’s appearance to mask its identity.

    All alleged offenses occurred while he was acting in his capacity as a sheriff’s deputy. The complaint was reported to KSP by LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Schoffner, according to state police.

  • Jimmie Lee records landslide in Democratic primary

    Jimmie Lee will receive another two-year term in the state House of Representatives after winning more than three-quarters of the votes cast Tuesday in a three-way Democratic primary.

    In the only contested race with impact on ballots in Hardin County, Lee earned his party's nomination for the 25th District seat. The final totals posted by the Hardin County clerk's office show Lee had 77.6 percent of the vote.

  • Holt House fundraiser to raise money for restoration

    On the Lincoln Heritage Trail that snakes throughout central Kentucky rests the Holt House in Breckinridge County, the last remaining historic site on the trail yet to be restored.

    In an effort to rectify the situation, Friends of the Holt House plans a free fundraiser at 6 p.m. June 14 at the Breckinridge County Community Building in Hardinsburg to raise money for the restoration.

  • Fort Duffield celebrates 20 years of living history

    History repeats for the 20th year Sunday at the annual Civil War Days Living History event at Fort Duffield in West Point.

    The Memorial Weekend Living History program is an educational experience for families using Union and Confederate re-enactors to represent daily life of the period.

    Proceeds benefit restoration, maintenance and interpretation of Fort Duffield.

  • E'town to restrict firework use

    Elizabethtown made a move Monday to limit the window for fireworks use and banned unregulated fireworks on city property.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the city’s fireworks policy that would bar ignition of fireworks between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. in city limits.

    The ordinance also prohibits ignition of fireworks on city property, including city parks, except for professional displays.

    A second reading and adoption of changes is scheduled for June 4.

  • HCS starts new tech camp

    Many Hardin County students headed back to the classroom Monday to spend the day refining their 21st-century skills.

    Hardin County Schools opened a new educational camp for students Monday at Bluegrass Middle School. The camp focused on technology and tied into the Student Technology Leadership Program, which gives students opportunities to develop technology projects and share them with others.

  • Photo: Clearing the curb
  • Dairy Dog opens in Sonora

    Sonora’s newest restaurant, Dairy Dog, opened its doors Monday morning and owner/operator Chris Smith said he sold the first hot dog at 10:45 a.m.

    The hot dog and ice cream stand is on East Western Avenue in the former Hardin Pharmacy building next to The Cecilian Bank.

    Smith and his fiancee, Lisa Price, recently moved to Sonora and wanted to get to know their new neighbors and help the local economy.

    “That’s what sparked the idea,” Smith said, “And we’re following that dream.”